After over 10 years in production, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer announced yesterday that manufacturing of the Xbox 360 has come to an end. Remaining inventory will be sold off and then it’s the end.
Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft. And while we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us. Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles.
The release goes on to state that online support will continue, including servers for games connected to Xbox Live and apps that run on Xbox 360.
Of course this comes as no surprise, however, I find it odd that the 360 hasn’t had an official price cut in years. Perhaps prices will come down slightly for anyone out there looking to add a fresh Xbox 360 to their collection for the years of retro gaming to come.
Regardless, I bid you farewell, 360. You were a pioneer in bringing gaming into the online age… Even if your original design was incredibly faulty.